A few weeks ago I did a post about EASY garage organization using the FastTrack system. I installed this system a few years ago and I absolutely love it, but I needed some type of storage for all my leftover wood pieces. When I featured the FastTrack system I got a comment from someone about the “extra” pallet storage peeking out of the photo, so I thought I would share just how easy this was to install.
If you live on planet earth then you have probably seen all of the millions of ideas to use FREE pallets. I have used my fair share of them for projects but I had one that I was planning of getting rid of still sitting in my garage when I was working on the wall organization. I also had a ton of scrap wood that I need a place for. You know what they say about necessity being the mother of all invention…so I decided to use the pallet (instead of throwing it out) to organize the chaos.
The bottom of most pallets have two carved out slots for transporting them with a fork lift. I removed the top board on the bottom side of the pallet using a crowbar and a hammer. If some of the nails don’t come out completely, use the back of the hammer or a pair of pliers.
I found the studs and screwed the pallet into them (two close to the top and and two toward the base). It was literally that easy! 😉
The center space of the pallet is the perfect size for small pieces of wood and things like rakes and brooms. It’s also thin, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
I love repurposing!!!
Do you have any free storage solutions to share? I’d love to hear from you!
Nana Diana says
Those are great ideas! I really need to get the bikes that the kids have here up off the floor of the garage. Hope you had a delightful day-xo Diana
Funky Junk Interiors says
I really REALLY love this! I’ll be featuring you in his weekend’s upcoming Party Junk themed upcycled storage ideas. Please let me know if you have any issues with that! Thanks for the great and easy idea!
Donna, that would be awesome!! Thanks!!! 🙂
Wow! I had no idea that the old palettes could be so useful for the garage. Thanks a lot for sharing this information! I will definitely use them. Regards!
Good morning! How do you obtain pallets for free? Thanks!
I’ve gotten them from work sites before by just stopping to ask or sometimes people put them on Craigslist.